WELCOME to Union Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a St. Louis, Missouri, open and affirming faith community that welcomes all God's people to Christ's table. Our vision today and as we move into the future is to be a faithful community growing in the treasures of justice, stewardship, artistic expression and hospitality. We invite you to join us as we strive to serve and worship God … to embrace and learn from God’s word … to celebrate what is good and beautiful … to seek justice … and to demonstrate Christ’s love in our daily lives.
… a faith community growing in the treasures of justice, stewardship,
artistic expression and hospitality.
Our outreach ministries at Union Avenue Christian Church follow Christ’s example of reaching out into the world to share, to heal, to offer hope and compassion, and to change lives. As a faith community, we share the compelling belief that every person is valuable and was created with unique abilities and purpose.
The tradition of lifelong religious education at Union Avenue Christian Church dates back to the church’s founding. It was Dr. James M. Philputt, Union Avenue’s first senior minister, who nudged the congregation into examining the Bible and sacred texts in new ways — consistent with “modern scholarly interpretation.”
The arts help us to encounter the holy and the sacred. The arts inspire us to look at ourselves and our lives, reminding us of the possibility of a full human life — full in the sense of the exercise of our imagination, the use of our perceptions and senses, and the questioning of the unknown and the incomplete.
Meet NBA XPLOR St. Louis Residents Evan, Kim, and Lauren, and learn more about their service with community engagement sites — including Webster Groves Christian Church and Neighborhood Houses — and their life among us here at Union Avenue Christian Church.
THE BIRTH OF JESUS stands as a symbol of hope and love for all time — an invitation this year and EVERY YEAR to value life. Spend two minutes now to remind yourself what gives life its meaning. A wish to you and yours for PEACE from Union Avenue Christian Church … MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Our CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE is Thursday, December 24, at 7 p.m. This year we'll share lessons and carols of hope, peace, joy and love as we revisit the manger in Bethlehem and share candlelight in the silence of the night. Please join us as we welcome the light of the world!
For those seeking peace and quiet beauty in the turbulent sea of busy-ness of the holiday season, we invite you to join us for THE LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE Monday, December 21, at 6 p.m. We sing simple songs in the tradition of Taizé … we pray … we listen …
Each of us is born complete and, yet, we need contact with life in order to be made whole. Take three minutes, now, to remind yourself of where we come from and to that which our hearts always return. Enjoy your journey through Advent … our wish for you is that you find your way back to your "center of love."
Inspiration comes in many shapes and sizes, and it's especially touching when it comes from the youngest among us! Terry and Catherine Davis were encouraged and inspired by their granddaughter, Sage, to join the “little free library” movement, and Union Avenue Christian Church and our community are the beneficiaries of that generosity of spirit!
We live in a world with needs so vast we are guaranteed a lifetime of opportunities to serve as we are called to do. During this season of love and giving, here are a few ADVENT OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES for you to consider supporting in the season ahead.
Photography meetups are a worldwide phenomenon in which shutterbugs from a particular city, region or community come together to talk about gear, swap tips and techniques, share images and stories, and, most importantly, have fun doing it!
Arson damages the structure of the buildings, but MICHELLE MUELLER OF OUR CONGREGATION was more concerned about how the criminal attacks on these churches was affecting the morale of the congregations that call these buildings home. She was outraged by the criminal acts, and wanted to reach out to these congregations in a way that communicated our community's love and concern for them as part of the Body of Christ.
Helping people find community and discover the promise of God's eternal love is what UNION AVENUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH is called to be. Collectively and individually the members of Union Avenue are stewards of this legacy …